Top things to do in and around Atlanta this week

ATLANTA — Here is a look at some of the upcoming events in the Atlanta area.

Now-Sept. 16

Cobb Foodie Week

Diners and food enthusiasts can enjoy meal deals from restaurants around Cobb County. From discounts and giveaways to coupons and prix fixe menus, Cobb Foodie Week is the best time to eat your way around the county, save some cash, and support local restaurants. Each participating restaurant has something different to offer, so be sure to check out all of the amazing promotions being offered for one week.

Sept. 14-17

Imagine Music Festival

The Imagine Music Festival returns to Atlanta. The Southeast’s most immersive electronic festival heads to Kingston Downs, Ga. Interactive adventure meets world-class electronic music headliners, unique art installations, wellness programming, and a vibrant fan community at this event.

Sept. 15-17

Music Midtown

Music Midtown features a diverse lineup of over 30 artists across 4 stages for 3 days. Be it rock and roll, hip hop, pop, electronic, or anything in between, Music Midtown has been Atlanta’s premier festival for music lovers of all kinds since 1994. Pink, Billie Eilish, Guns N’ Roses and Lil Baby headline this year’s event.

Sept. 16

Yacht Rock Schooner

Bring your crew for a special concert featuring Yacht Rock Schooner at The Camp! The trio specializes in the smooth sounds of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, composed of some of Atlanta’s top players with a keyboard setup, ace vocalists and saxophone. Complimentary general admission and limited VIP tickets are available. VIP tickets include a retail and dining experience at The Works valued at over $200. A portion of the proceeds will benefit community partner Agape Youth & Family Center.

Sept. 16-17

Buckhead Fine Arts Festival

The two-day, outdoor arts festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers can celebrate the arrival of fall, while shopping, strolling, and enjoying artist demonstrations and DJ sets from Captains of Revelry.

Sept. 17

Rum-Ba Fest

Join Fogón and Lions to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with a lively Rum-Ba Fest in the heart of Downtown Alpharetta. From 4 to 8 PM, celebrate with live music, delicious Latin fare and rum cocktails hand-crafted for the occasion.

Sept. 18-24

Truth and Transformation: 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre Commemorative Activities

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) will commemorate the 117th anniversary 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre, Sept. 18 - 24 to honor the 25 known and unknown victims with a moving series of events designed to commemorate the past, illuminate the present, and foster a more equitable future.

Sept. 20-24

Atlanta Food + Wine Festival

The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is a four-day culinary extravaganza spotlighting the incomparable food, wine, beer, and craft spirits of the South and beyond. From its signature walk around Tasting Tents to gourmet gatherings, the festival gathers over 200 of the most celebrated chefs for a weekend savoring, sipping, and sharing in the exceptional flavors of the region.

Sept. 21-22

Heroes: A Video Game Symphony

Heroes: A Video Game Symphony is coming to Atlanta Symphony Hall for two performances in September alongside the Georgia Tech Chamber Choir and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Program includes music from Castlevania, FINAL FANTASY, Chrono Cross, The Elder Scrolls, Starfield, Metal Gear Solid, God of War, Journey, Portal 2, Halo, Bioshock, and more!

Sept 22-24

Atlanta Greek Festival

Get ready to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the fascinating world of Greek culture, cuisine, and tradition. This year, the Atlanta Greek Festival proudly presents “Your Greek Grand Tour” a new way to immerse yourself in the Greek experience!

Sept. 23

Brew Moon Fest

Everyone’s favorite Downtown Alpharetta street party returns on Saturday, September 23, 2023, with the ever-popular Brew Moon Fest. Several streets in Downtown Alpharetta will be closed so attendees can enjoy live entertainment, dancing, wine, food, and of course brews.

2nd Annual Fall Westside Beer & Bourbon Fest

Enjoy electric tunes spun by a DJ and taste a variety of local beers, bourbons and other spirits. This event is for ages 21 and older.

Sept. 23-24

Sandy Springs Fall Arts Festival

Featuring more than 150 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more, the festival will transform the beautiful tree-lined streets of Sandy Springs into an expansive outdoor art gallery.

Sept. 28

Party in the Kitchen

Chef Chairs Kevin Rathbun and Peter Kaiser, along with Co-Chairs Marlene Alexander and Butch Whitfield will welcome generous benefactors to enjoy an evening of music, cocktails, and exquisite cuisine prepared by the talented chefs from some of Atlanta’s finest restaurants with silent and live auctions to benefit Open Hand Atlanta. This year’s 80′s theme takes guests‘80s back in time as they pay tribute to 1988, Open Hand’s founding year.

Sept. 30-Nov. 5

Woodland Spirits

Returning for its sixth year, guests can take a walk on the supernatural side when Fernbank Museum is “friendly-haunted” in the outdoor exhibit, “Woodland Spirits.” Dozens of ghostly figures will take over the nature trails of WildWoods and Fernbank Forest from Sept. 30 – Nov. 5, 2023.






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